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Richard Beretta recently received the Michael Wiggins Leadership Award from Friends Way and the Light of Hope Philanthropy Award from Gateway Healthcare, for his extensive involvement with both organizations. He is a shareholder at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., where he defends both insured and self-insured clients in many different fields. Beretta has been selected as a Rhode Island “Super Lawyer” in 2013, among several other recognitions. When he is not defending a client, Beretta volunteers his time by serving on numerous boards and committees, such as Trinity Repertory Company and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. more
Jeffrey Osborne is a Grammy-nominated musician, singer-songwriter, philanthropist and Providence native. Osborne began performing when he was 13 and since then, he has received five gold and platinum albums and has sung the national anthem at the NBA Finals twice. However, Osborne remains very close to the Rhode Island community and he is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, most of which promote art and education. He has created his own charity, the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic, which allows him to give back to the community that helped him grow both as an artist and as an individual. The event takes place Aug. 12-13. more
Nelson Esteves, Realtor at Re/Max Professionals in East Providence, can assist both new and seasoned homebuyers in seven different languages. His miltilingualism has allowed him to develop a trustful bond with his clients as he guides them through a big investment and a new stage of life. Esteves also has built a partnership with the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center to prepare his clients for the commitment they are about to make. Esteves has been named Realtor of the Quarter by Rhode Island Housing three times since he became a Realtor more than a decade ago, most recently for the fourth quarter of 2013. more
Merrill W. Sherman was recently honored with the United Way of Rhode Island’s Tocqueville Society Award in recognition of more than 15 years of generous contributions of both time and resources as a member of UWRI’s Tocqueville Society. Sherman has received recognition for both her professional and personal accomplishments, including Citizen of the Year by March of Dimes in 2007. She has served as a director for several organizations, including Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. and The Providence Journal Co. Sherman also helped spearhead the creation of Bank Rhode Island in 1996 and served as the president and CEO of BanCorp Rhode Island Inc. until 2012. Sherman continues to provide leadership roles for several educational, civic and philanthropic institutions and she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2007. more
Jenny Miller, president and owner of Senior Care Concepts Inc., a geriatric-care management company based in Warwick, was recently elected 103rd president of the Providence Rotary Club. She is the youngest of the seven female presidents in the club’s 103-year history. more
Melissa Darigan, an attorney at Partridge Snow & Hahn, was recently recognized for the second year in a row as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation, by Legal Media Group. The acknowledgement highlights leading female trial attorneys across the country. more
Jody Lisberger, Gender and Women Studies program director and associate professor at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded the Susan Currier Visiting Professorship for Teaching Excellence at California Polytechnic State University. She will travel to the school this fall to teach courses in feminist scholarship and memoir writing. more
Christina Bevilacqua, director of programs and public engagement at the Providence Athenaeum, was recently awarded the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The prize, which awards individuals with innovative approaches to traditional humanities, recognized the Athenaeum’s salon series created by Bevilacqua in 2006. The salons feature weekly conversations on topics ranging from history, art and politics to architecture, education and health care. more
John Rodman, director of museum experience at the Preservation Society of Newport County, recently earned the Marketer of the Year Award at this year’s Nonprofit Marketing Conference. Rodman, who has worked at the society since 1999, led the museum’s marketing team to achieve its highest visitation growth in a decade last year. Under his tenure, the Newport Mansions have become one of the four most visited museums in New England. more
Glenn Carraher, vice president at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, was recently awarded “Top Producer” in the energy insurance broker community for the second year in a row by Energi, an insurance firm that works with carriers to provide custom insurance coverage options. more
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